There’s only one episode left of Season 2 of The Flash, and it looks like we’re in for a hell of a ride in the final hour. We’ve known for a while that Zoom is the most nefarious villain that Barry has faced in his tenure as a speedster, but few of us might have guessed just how far Zoom is willing to go to officially earn the title of “fastest man alive.” The latest trailer for the Flash finale has revealed Zoom’s big plan. Check it out!
The penultimate episode of Season 2 ended on a couple of big cliffhangers that guaranteed a finale with some seriously high stakes. Cisco discovered via his “vibe” powers that catastrophe was coming to an Earth, and Barry watched Zoom murder his father to try to prove that they are fundamentally the same. From what we saw in the trailer, Zoom murdering Henry didn’t exactly have the desired effect.
The most exciting development from the trailer has to be the reveal of Zoom’s plans with the giant ring device. The man knows how to dream big. The goal of using the combined speed of two speedsters to power a device that would destroy all the worlds of the mutliverse is worthy of the bad guy who broke Barry’s back, murdered Barry’s dad, and terrorized two major cities of two different worlds into submission.
It’s good to see that Barry seems to have learned his lesson about trusting the word of supervillains. He already lost his speed and his friend to Zoom when he trusted that Zoom would honor a bargain to the letter. Fool him once, shame on him. Fool him twice, and all the other worlds of the multiverse are destroyed. Barry and Team Flash figuring out Zoom’s motives and forming a plan to destroy him, promises that the episode will be more than Barry winging it against Zoom.
Of course, Barry doesn’t look like he’s in the best shape to be fighting Zoom at all, no matter what their plan is. He’s seen and even inflicted his share of death over his first two years as a crimefighter, but his father’s murder was up close, personal, and incredibly violent. That sort of death that Barry didn’t stop might have been enough to traumatize him even if the victim had been a random bystander. Now, Barry is short a father and on a quest for vengeance.
The Flash is poised to end in a way that could change the entire Flarrow-verse forever. Given that Kara Danvers will be bringing her world over the The CW when Supergirl joins the roster next fall, we can at least say for sure that Zoom won’t succeed in destroying all of the alternate Earths. To see if he manages to destroy any others and how he gets his hands on Joe, tune in to the Season 2 finale of The Flash on May 24 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.